Martin Puryear: Liberty/Libertà
Accompanying the landmark exhibition by renowned Hudson Valley–based artist Martin Puryear (born 1941), who represented the United States at the 58th Venice Biennale, this book captures a high point in the career of one of today’s most acclaimed artists.
In addition to extensive illustrations of new sculptures made for the Biennale, including a critically-acclaimed significant site-specific work, the book features major texts by Brooke Kamin Rapaport, Darby English and Anne Wagner. The works and essays demonstrate Puryear’s powerful, original and influential engagement with art history and social history on both a personal level, as an African American artist, and universally.
With a definitive illustrated chronology of the artist’s career over the last fifty years, Martin Puryear: Liberty / Libertà is an essential look at a vital artist working at the height of his powers.